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The philosophy of our people

by  Rabindranath Tagore

Published in Modern Review, Vol 39, Jan-June, 1926, pp. 77-85

[Presidential Address at the Indian Philosophical Congress]

My timidity makes it difficult for me properly to enjoy the honour you have done me to-day by offering a chair which I cannot legitimately claim as my own. I had my invitation,

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Art and Tradition

by  Rabindranath Tagore

There come in our history occasions when the consciousness of a large multitude becomes suddenly illumined with the recognition of something which rises far above the triviality of daily happenings. Such an occasion there was when the voice of Buddha reached distant shores across all physical and moral

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The Creative Ideal

by  Rabindranath Tagore

In an old Sanskrit book there is a verse which describes the essential elements of a picture. The first in order is ‘rupa-bheda’, separateness of forms. Forms are many, forms are different, each of them having its limits. But if this were absolute, if all forms remained obstinately separate,

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